Live it up! Will Smith, Nicky Jam to sing official 2018 FIFA World Cup song
Will Smith along with singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, is set to make the world dance to their official Fifa World Cup song titled Live it up. Sony Music and FIFA have announced that the song will be released on multiple streaming platforms on Friday.
"It's an honour to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This global event brings people from all over the world together to cheer, laugh and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavours, and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance," said Smith.
The record has been produced by songwriter, DJ, and Grammy Award-winning producer Diplo. About the song, he said, "I've never made a song this international, so many stars have come together to make a strong vibe."
The song will be performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final on July 15 in Moscow. The official music video will be available worldwide on June 7.
Jam, Smith and Istrefi had filmed the music video in Budapest, where Smith is currently shooting for a film.
Istrefi says, "Being part of the official song 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been an incredible and exciting experience so far. Working alongside the super talents that are Diplo, Will Smith and Nicky Jam, all of whom I have huge admiration for, has been amazing and so much fun."
Jam shared his excitement too when he said, "To record the official song for the FIFA World Cup is a lifetime achievement. Not many artistes have the privilege of being able to say they've been part of this. I'm so proud and happy, I can say to my grandkids 'I've made it'."